Sunday, July 02, 2006

Home Run Derby

Nobody told us it was going to be Fireworks Night at Dolphins Stadium. The dynamic Dominican duo of David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez combined last night to go 5 for 8 with 4 homers (2 each), 9 RBIs, and 5 runs scored. Former Marlin Mike Lowell pitched in with three doubles as the Sox cruised past Florida, 11-5, in hot, muggy Miami. It was nice to see Wakefield get some much-deserved run support. The errorless streak (a new MLB record) was snapped when Doug Mirabelli threw wildly trying to get a runner stealing second.

It was also a night for milestones. Manny's three-run bomb in the first inning was his 2,000th career hit; the win was Wake's 150th (15 wins with Pittsburgh, 135 with the Sox).

Yankees and the Big Ugly Unit lost to the Mets yesterday 8-3, so the lead stands at 4 games. Good matchup of young'uns today. Jon Lester versus Josh Johnson.

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